Tuesday 27 February 2024

Beaker Collect for St George Herbert

 We desire that, if we meet George Herbert on the road, we may kill him.

And that we may so balance our desire to care, our desire to please, and our bodily and mental health needs, that we don't end up burned-out wrecks or die of consumption.


Saturday 17 February 2024

Bishop Alan Wilson

I'm so sad to hear of the death of Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham.

Alan was a good friend of the Beaker Folk, a funny and caring man. 

May he rest in peace and rise in glory. We'll be lighting tea lights for him, Lucy, and all his family. 

Thursday 1 February 2024

Say it with Ashes

We're so excited that this year's Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine's Day.

It gives Melissa Sparrow the chance to write a special series of poems reflecting on both the joy of love, and the fleeting nature of all earthly joys. 

Welcome to our special collection of Ashy Valentine cards. I think you'll agree - they're the perfect combination of romantic love and impending doom.

Text inside: 

Violets are blue, roses are red
let's get it on now, before we're both dead.

Text inside: 

Don't leaf me this way 
Why can't you see
I might fall off this tree?

Text inside:

A rose by any other name
Would still be withered and dead within a fortnight.
Will you be my Valentine? 

Text inside:

I've fallen for you
Can you pick me up
Before we're all just ashes?